Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 248

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
A VERY EARLY PIECE OF MALCOLM'S WRITING (MALCOLM X.) We were a dead people . . . but When we Heard Messenger Muhammad . . . We Arose From The Dead! Article by Malcolm X in Moslem World & The U. S. A. August-September, 1956. Front cover image of Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad. Illustrated. Small 4to, original pictorial wrappers; very light soiling. Brooklyn, N.Y., Edited by Abdul Basic Neem, 1956

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Contains a very early piece by Malcolm X. A prefatory note from the editor states: "In printing this article, we have maintained the author's writing style." Malcolm wrote as he spoke: "Before we heard the Teachings of Messenger Muhammad, we American so-called Negroes were in the GRAVE of IGNORANCE. We had been taught by our Christian Slave-masters, as well as by our own ignorant religious leaders, that God had cursed us black and sentenced us to a lifetime on earth of servitude . . ."